|Name||Darren Michael Soto|
Orlando, Florida , United States
|| February 25, 1978
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Jan 11, 2011 01:42pm
|Info||Darren has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and attended law school at George Washington University. He is now a commercial and civil rights attorney proud to practice law in Central Florida. Darren is of both Puerto Rican and Italian descent. Darren's father, Louis Soto, was born in Manate, Puerto Rico and is currently the Treasurer for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Metro Orlando. Darren's mother, Jean Soto, was born in Paterson, New Jersey from second generation Italian-Americans. |
He is ardent defender of civil rights and is committed to rendering legal services pro bono to the community. Most recently, Darren was named class counsel in the federal class action brought on behalf of Hispanic voters against the City of Kissimmee in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. If given the opportunity, he will continue to defend the rights and interests of our citizens in Tallahassee.
Darren is also a former member of the Civil Service Board for the City of Orlando, and he is currently the
Treasurer of the Orange County Democrats and the Vice President of Communications for the Orange County Young Democrats (YD's). He is the YD co-host for their “Speak Easy” events that provide a monthly forum for local and state leaders to speak to young voters. Darren is running for District 49 in an effort to refocus government on the LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
As commercial and civil rights attorney, Darren believes we must STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE INTERESTS OF BUSINESS AND OF THE INDIVIDUAL in order to preserve the Great State of Florida for future generations. Darren represents small and mid-size businesses in Central Florida everyday and understands our State must foster a competitive and attractive business environment in order for our
economy to flourish. However, he also believes that our State must be fair to consumers and workers and that every voice no matter how big or small must be given the opportunity to be heard. Darren specifically avoids accepting excessive donations from businesses, lobbyist and trade organizations or
other special interests so that, if elected, he will have the ability to govern impartially on behalf of the
citizens of District 49.